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INDIA – Cyber Laws Can Assist In Resolving Household Conflicts: Bombay High Court

Cyber laws can assist resolve household conflicts and household issues, Bharti Dangre, a judge at Bombay High Court’s Nagpur Bench, said. Dangre outlined how online room enables track documents. In the court, the proof gathered from the documents can assist. For instance, on WhatsApp or any other social media, the data communicated by anyone can be monitored, “she said. Dangre spoke at a national seminar on ‘ Cyber legislation and electronic evidence, ‘ organised on Saturday by the All-India Federation of Women Lawyers (AIFWL) and the Maharashtra Federation of Women Lawyers (AIFWL) and the Maharashtra Federation of Women Lawyers at the Civil Lines High Court premises.

 

INDIA – 40% of India’s Caste Posts On Facebook Are Anti-Reservation, Anti-Dalit: US Research

The latest study by American civil society has discovered that 40% of India’s caste posts on Facebook (FB) have anti-reservation slant. According to the research study titled “Facebook India: Towards The Tipping Point of Violence Caste and Religious Hate Speech,” the reservation policy in India is comparable to affirmative action in the United States, this sort of hate material on FB is primarily aimed against Dalits and Adivasis. While casteist posts are discovered to be 13 % of all FB posts with hate content related to India-compared to 37% Islamophobic, 16% fake news, 13% sexist, 11% violent posts, and 9% anti-religious minorities. The research believes that “Casteist posts are a serious area of concern” because caste discrimination is part of the Indian “violence environment intended to shame, intimidate and prevent caste oppressed groups from asserting their rights and functioning as equals in society.”

 

INDIA – Digital Sleuths Alarmed After Twitter Cites The Violation Of Indian Law

The open source intelligence community of the internet is raising alarms after some received notices claiming their accounts were in breach of the legislation of India. Six (6) OSINT accounts either received warnings from Twitter about violating Indian law or have been suspended. Some OSINT organizations have emerged as renowned investigative outfits in the latest years. The best-known group, Bellingcat, received global attention for its inquiries into the use of guns in the Syrian civil war and the collapse of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine in 2014. In February, OSINT sleuths descended on India’s allegations to have the Pakistani F-16 fighter jet shot down and poked holes in the government’s narrative by evaluating pictures and videos published online. Recent suspensions and notices sent to social media accounts of OSINT employees are part of an increasing trend. Governments in nations like India, Brazil, and the Philippines are pushing back against digital sleuths, reporters, and local activists by pressing social media businesses to remove accounts from their platforms.

 

INDIA – The Abuse of Muslims By India, Condemned By The Report Of The U.S. Government

The U.S. government has stated in its annual study on global religious freedom that anti-Muslim abuse continues in India. A State Department report observed that the country’s gang assaults took place throughout 2018 and includes claims of participation in the violence by law officials. “There have been accounts of religiously driven murders, attacks, disturbances, discrimination, vandalism, and behaviour that restrict people’s freedom to exercise their spiritual views,” stated by the report. The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, has experienced long-standing allegations of marginalizing the Muslim and Christian groups of India.

 

USA – SC Ready To Deliver Ruling On Census Citizenship Question

The Supreme Court (SC) is set to issue its much-anticipated decision on whether the Trump administration can include a question of citizenship on the 2020 census. Since it was announced in early 2018, the issue has been the topic of numerous legal difficulties. Also, a twist in the courtroom this previous week introduced a new level of drama that could influence the timeline of the Census Bureau to finalize and print the decennial questionnaire. The administration, however, has been steadfast in its insistence that it is essential to implement the Voting Rights Act of 1965, including the issue.

 

INDIA – In The Midst Of Increasing Crisis, MP May Become The First State To Implement The Right To Water Act

Madhya Pradesh (MP) is planning to enforce the state’s water rights law very quickly. According to the rules in the Right to Water Act, 55 litres of water per day will be provided to each individual for use. The Right to Water Act will also have strict regulations to prevent water wastage. A seminar is being organized in Bhopal’s Minto Hall on June 24 to implement the act. People from across the nation are being called to attend the seminar, including Water Minister Rajender Singh and law specialist Sanjay Upadhyaya. Earlier this month, State Chief Minister Kamal Nath had asked the authorities to draft legislation on the right to water to ensure appropriate water for every individual in metropolitan regions. According to the state’s Minister of Public Health Sukhdev Pensay, “Madhya Pradesh will be the first state in the nation where Right to Water will be implemented.”

 

INDIA – Azamgarh is Chosen By Yogi Adityanath To Start Law And Order Assessment

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has selected Azamgarh to start having review meetings to ‘tighten’ the screw on ‘lax’ formal equipment, with his state under protest assault over the ‘deteriorating’ law and order condition and ‘increasing’ crime against females. In addition to reviewing the crime against females that stays at the top of his timetable, intervention against criminals, land mafia, illegal mining, traffic management, advances in the building of cow houses, Pradhan Mantri Avas Yojana and the execution of drinking water schemes, etc. will also be closely monitored. The chief minister will hold his first conference with Azamgarh and Jaunpur (Varanasi district) on Sunday (June 23, 2019) to check law and order scenario and implement growth initiatives, “an authorized spokesperson said. INDIA – Desperate

 

USA – 4 More US States Join The Lawsuit To Avoid T-Mobile-Sprint Merger

On Friday, June 21, 2019, a New York official said at a court hearing that four more U.S. states had spliced themselves at an uncommon effort by U.S. Attorney General to avoid a prospective $26.5 billion merger between U.S. wireless carriers, T-Mobile and Sprint, which would actually reduce the amount of U.S. wireless operators and increase worries about competitiveness. In an amended complaint lodged on Friday (June 21), the attorney general of the countries of Massachusetts, Minnesota, Hawaii and Nevada joined a continuing effort to avoid the Sprint-T-Mobile merger which would probably increase the cost of prepaid information, head of the antitrust department at the New York Attorney General’s office, Beau Buffier said on Friday (June 21). Apart from that, state attorneys protesting against the merger agreement and the companies had proposed starting a trial on the problem on October 7.

 

INDIA – Farmers In Maharashtra Are Switching To Illegal GM Crops

Desperate for cutting-edge technologies as they battle a rough patch in traditional agriculture, thousands of farmers across state regions, some of them in open defiance of the legislation, embrace unlawful Genetically Modified (GM) crops from Bt brinjal to herbicide tolerant (HT) cotton. Notwithstanding the danger of prosecution, farmers in Maharashtra are increasing illegal HT cotton that has not been cleared for commercial cultivation, reacting to a call from Shetkari Sangathana, an essential Western state farmers’ organization. Under the Environmental Protection Act, 1986, planting unapproved GM seed varieties can attract a five years’ imprisonment and a fine of up to a maximum of ₹1 lakh.

 

INDIA – Introduce Fresh Bill In Parliament to Allow Non-Resident Indian and Person of Indian Origin To Vote By Proxies

The cabinet of the Union will call on Monday to present a new bill to expand the proxy voting system to Indians aboard, in Parliament. The proposal suggests that foreign Indians, who are eligible to vote in India, may nominate a proxy vote to count the ballot on their behalf. As of now, Indians from abroad are safe to vote their ballots in enrolled constituencies. The Bill seeks to provide them with the proxy voting alternative, which is now accessible only to service staff. The proposal recommends that the word ‘ wife ‘ be replaced by ‘ spouse, ‘ rendering the clause gender-neutral. Armed forces members, central armed police, government police staff stationed outside their state and Center staff located outside India are qualified to register as service voters.

 

CANADA – The Senate Allows ‘Highly Hasty Bill’ To Alter Trade Laws

On the day the Senate rushed through laws to temporarily suspend one of Canada’s global trade commitments – citing concerns of as-yet-unspecified “surges” – Donald Trump sat next to Justin Trudeau and said North American steel’s present trading condition is “very well taken care of.” C-101 cleared the House of Commons thanks to a late-night motion on Wednesday, then sailed through all phases of the Senate discussion in less than an hour Thursday afternoon, approved by vote, after only one speech in favour, and one opposed. The new law deletes waits for two years and then reinstates a World Trade Organization rule signed on to 25 years ago, which involves a two-year waiting period between the moment a protective measure ends and the re-application of a similar safeguard measure on the same product.

 

INDIA – Mumbai Lawyer Wants FIR Against Rahul Gandhi’s Tweet During The Yoga Day

In his twitter post, Rahul Gandhi had allegedly mocked Yoga Day and the armed services by tweeting a photograph of Indian Army animals and their handlers performing International Yoga Day drills under the heading ‘ New India. ‘Atal Dubey’s lawyer lodged a request with the Mumbai Police and requested the police to lodge FIR pursuant to IPC chapter 505(2). He claimed that Rahul Gandhi committed a public mischief with the intention of disrespecting the army and the International Yoga Day. Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday criticized Rahul Gandhi and Congress on the International Yoga Day tweet of Rahul Gandhi praising Yoga Day and the armed forces.

 

UNITED KINGDOM – British Court Regulations On Arms Exports To Saudi Arabia Are Currently Illegitimate

The British government was remarkably defeated in court on Thursday (June 20), as judges ruled that arms exports to Saudi Arabia should be reviewed. International Trade Secretary Liam Fox subsequently announced that no new export permits would be granted until an assessment of the consequences of the ruling had been finished. The Campaign against Arms Trade had challenged the government over its exports to Saudi Arabia, arguing that the risk of using the machinery to violate human rights and international law in Yemen was too strongly weighed to grant export permits. British law says that arms exports should not be authorized if there is a danger that machinery could be used for human rights abuses. For now, their decision will only trigger a review of certain exports and not an instant stop.

 

INDIA – Ministry of External Affairs; With Regard To Religious Freedom, Foreign Countries Have No Obligation To Challenge India

Foreign governments have no obligation to criticize India’s vibrant democracy and commitment to the rule of law, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said after the U.S. on June 23. The annual report on the religious freedom of the State Department highlighted the inability of India to safeguard minority groups. “We see no locus standing for a foreign government to pronounce on the constitutionally protected rights of our citizens,” said Raveesh Kumar, Minister of Foreign Affairs (MEA) spokesman. The report lays the background for State Secretary Mike Pompeo’s trip, which begins on June 25. The Hindu previously stated that Mr. Pompeo himself published the report and pointed to religious freedom as a “deeply personal” concern.

 

INDIA – CZ ON INDIA BITCOIN BAN: Will India’s Government Be Able To Completely Ban Bitcoin In India; The More Is Banned, The More People Want It

With bitcoin currently trading at a $500 premium in India, Binance CEO, Changpeng Zhao (CZ), argues that the nation’s decision to outlaw cryptocurrencies is only driving more people towards decentralized assets. He posted this week a tweet commenting on India’s recent anti-bitcoin bill seeking to serve out prison terms to anyone captured keeping cryptocurrencies. He argued that the newly proposed modifications to prohibit cryptocurrencies would only make “more individuals want it.” This has become progressively obvious over the last few days, as the spot price of Bitcoin on the Bitbns platform – one of the few remaining Bitcoin exchanges in India – has reportedly been trading at around $11,120. This cost is more than $500 greater than the average BTC cost in other markets around the globe and is presently $450 greater than the BTC spot price of Binance. This significant premium compared to the rest of the market highlights the country’s overwhelming demand for BTC.

 

AUSTRALIA – South Australia Is Closer To Legalizing Sex Work

South Australia is a crucial step closer to becoming one of the few locations in the globe to legalize sex work. After 13 efforts in latest years, a Sex Work Law Reform bill passed the upper house of South Australia – the Legislative Council. Next, the bill will go to the House of Assembly. Current South Australian sex industry regulations are outdated and reform of the law is urgently required. While an amendment to the bill has been implemented that enables police to enter anywhere commercial sex happens if they suspect a crime has been or will be committed, the new bill still gives some relief from general policing to sex workers. This bill seeks to remove the word “common prostitute” from the Criminal Law Consolidation Act (1935) and the Summary Offenses Act (1953).

 

INDIA – “Not Harmful For Human Health”: Delhi HC Declines Plea Against Installation Of Mobile Tower

The Delhi High Court (HC) rejected a plea against the installation of a phone tower in a locality in North Delhi, stating that there was no scientific data available to reveal that it is dangerous to health. Justice Jayant Nath rejected a complaint lodged by a housing welfare organization after depending on a high court division bench judgment. The high court said there are no scientific data available to show that the installation of mobile phone towers and the emission of waves by the said towers are harmful to health in any manner. There is no conclusive information on said effect. The petitioner argued that the tower is being built close a church and an MCD school where kids are studying and that the mobile tower can trigger a range of possible issues, including headache, memory loss, cardiovascular stress, and cancer.

 

INDIA – CJI Ranjan Gogoi Writes To PM For The Removal Of HC Judge’s Misconduct

Months after an in-house committee discovered Allahabad High Court’s SN Shukla guilty of an internal probe’s misconduct, India’s Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch a motion to remove him. A panel of three judges, composed of Madras High Court Chief Justice Indira Banerjee, Sikkim High Court Chief Justice SK Agnihotri and PK Jaiswal. Madhya Pradesh High Court, had it been found in January 2018 that the claims in the case against Justice Shukla have adequate content and that the aberrations were sufficiently severe to call for the opening of trials for its abolition. Following the report of the committee, the then CJI Dipak Misra instructed Justice Shukla to either withdraw or pursue compulsory retirement immediately in compliance with the appropriate in-house procedure. After refusing to do so, the then CJI had requested the Allahabad High Court Chief Justice to immediately resign from his court job, after which he allegedly came on an extended vacation.

 

DUBAI – Know the law: Am I Allowed To Look For A Job In UAE During Visa Grace Period?

Upon cancelation of your work permit and employment visa, you may search for fresh jobs during your grace period stay in the UAE. If you are unable to discover new jobs within 30 days, you are recommended to leave the UAE to prevent over-stay penalties. For further questions, you may contact the Residency and Foreign Affairs Directorate-General.

 

AFRICA – CSOs In Tanzania Raise Alarm About Modifications In The Law

Civil society organizations (CSOs) across the nation have responded with suspicion to the government’s plan to amend eight legislation, stating the modifications will curtail their operation and jeopardize their life. If passed, the amendments will see, among others, rapid changes in the registration and undertakings of NGOs, companies and civil societies. The modifications are contained in a bill of miscellaneous amendments No 3 of 2019 in which the government seeks to create a clear definition and significance (and therefore activities) of a company on one side and an NGO and a society on the other. Anna Henga, Executive Director of the Legal and Human Rights Center (LHRC), said on Saturday (June 22) that “no single NGO will be secure in Tanzania if the amendments are accepted as proposed.” She requested the government to allow stakeholders between Six (6) and 36 months to prepare a stronger law.

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